Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard had clearly stated he doesn’t like to lose.
Monday’s match saw Chelsea lose out 2-0 to Manchester United, and Lampard isn’t very happy about it – especially since this is such a crucial point for the Champions League qualifications.
“I don’t like losing games,” he told a news conference.
“I don’t like the way we are losing games because we’re losing games that clearly, particularly at home, where we have had big share of possession, big chances in the game, lots of shots on goal, at goal, around goal and we’re not finishing them and it is a reality that is getting clearer all the time.
Tammy Abraham has had only one goal in 2020, whereas in contrast, he had 13 Premier League goals in 2019.
“We are not getting enough goals from striker areas. Tammy [Abraham] had his period earlier in the season, now we are not getting enough. We’re not getting enough goals from wide areas. That is a fact.
“It is hard to win games. You can dominate them as much as you want, but this Premier League not many teams can keep clean sheets week in, week out.
“You have to score goals to give you a feeling of superiority in the game and we start a lot of games very well. I can hardly ever really look at the team and go ‘started slow, bit sloppy today’. There was a couple of games but not that many.”
Lampard added: “We start pretty well but if you don’t score you leave teams in the game.
“Obviously we made a couple of silly moments in terms of allowing them headers in our box, particularly the set-piece that obviously changed the result.”